Moon ♎ Libra
Moon phase on 20 April 2054 Monday is Waxing Gibbous, 13 days young Moon is in Libra.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 5 days on 15 April 2054 at 08:23.
Moon rises in the afternoon and sets after midnight to early morning. It is visible to the southeast in early evening and it is up for most of the night.
Moon is passing about ∠9° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1928" and ∠1909".
Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2054 after 1 day on 22 April 2054 at 04:02.
There is medium ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at very acute angle, so their combined tidal force is moderate.
The Moon is 13 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 671 of Meeus index or 1624 from Brown series.
Length of current 671 lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 28 minutes. It is 2 hours and 48 minutes longer than next lunation 672 length.
Length of current synodic month is 16 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 53 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠254.3°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠288.9°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep decreasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).
2 days after point of perigee on 18 April 2054 at 00:58 in ♍ Virgo. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 9 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 30 April 2054 at 05:45 in ♒ Aquarius.
Moon is 371 850 km (231 057 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 9 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 138 km (251 120 mi).
2 days after its ascending node on 18 April 2054 at 05:03 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 11 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 2 May 2054 at 00:18 in ♓ Pisces.
2 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
6 days after previous North standstill on 13 April 2054 at 23:10 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠18.839°. Next 6 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-18.930° in the next southern standstill on 27 April 2054 at 01:47 in ♑ Capricorn.
After 1 day on 22 April 2054 at 04:02 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.